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ERIC Number: ED355333
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Pages: 195
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-90-5201-022
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Developing People's Ability To Learn. European Perspectives on Self-Learning Competency and Technological Change.
Nyhan, Barry
This book outlines the process and outcomes of the EUROTECNET Self-Learning Competency research project that was launched in 1989. (EUROTECNET is a program designed to promote educational responses that will enable the European Community to create technological innovations in the workplace.) Part I, Technological Change and the Need for a Self-Learning Workforce, has six chapters: "EUROTECNET Enquiry on Self-Learning Competency and Technological Change"; "The Enquiry Process: A Cooperative Self-Learning Experience"; "Technological Revolution Entails a Knowledge and a Learning Revolution"; "Profile of the Self-Learning Knowledge Worker"; "Organisations for Self-Learning: Training Institutes and Enterprises"; and "Taking Steps towards a European Self-Learning Community" (Caspar). Eight chapters comprise part II, Issues Surrounding the New Learning Paradigm: "The Self-Learning Gamble: An Examination of the Issues Involved" (Carre); "Self-Learning Competency: Approaches and Experiences in the Federal Republic of Germany" (Bahr); "Developing Skilled Learners: The Experience of ICI and Shell in the United Kingdom" (Pearn, Downs); "New Starting Points for European Vocational Training" (Feldmann et al.); "The Need for Self-Learning Organisations as Part of an Overall Business/Management Strategy" (Pedler); "The Utilization of Information Technology: A Management Perspective on a Learning Issue" (Docherty); "The Self-Qualifying Organisation: A Necessity for the Future of Europe" (Talpaert); and "Vocational Training Requirements within a Company Context: A Trade Union View Point" (Steinleitner). In conclusion, "Facing up to the Challenge" urges action to convert the self-learning model into a reality. The book contains a list of the names and addresses of contributors to the book. (Contains 125 references.) (KC)
European University Press, rue Engeland 565, B-1180, Brussels, Belgium.
Publication Type: Books
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: EUROTECNET Technical Assistance Office, Brussels (Belgium).